CD review – Vaughan Williams and MacMillan oboe concertos (The Times)

‘We should all pipe up for Britain’s oboe star’ Nicholas Daniel’s virtuosity is shown off superbly in two great works, says Richard Morrison of The Times Nicholas Daniel: Oboe Concertos: Harmonia Mundi ***** If the musical public reversed oboists as they do pianists and tenors, Nicholas Daniel would be as widely esteemed as Lang Lang […]

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CD review: Vaughan Williams and MacMillan oboe concertos (Radio Times Classical CDs)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Britten Sinfonia/James MacMillan It’s 35 years since Nicholas Daniel won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition with a performance of Vaughan Williams’s Concerto for Oboe and Strings. Since then he has become one of the most experienced and respected oboists in the business, as well as a conductor. Now he […]

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Review: Nicholas Daniel and Britten Sinfonia in Keswick

‘Outstanding in every way. […] Nicholas Daniel is an impressive musician and exceptionally talented oboist.’ Elaine Moor, Keswick Music Society Read the review in full online

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Review: Nicholas Daniel and the Britten Oboe Quartet in Brighton

‘A Coffee Concert star born by lunchtime. Not over a few appearances, but in just a couple of hours. That was Britain’s favourite oboist Nicholas Daniel. His rapport with his audience as spokesman for his ensemble and its music and his instrument, was sheer joy. Lots of interesting information, advice, signposting, musical stories and jokes […]

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Reviews: Nicholas Daniel and the Britten Oboe Quartet in Brighton

‘One of the best performances of [Mozart’s oboe quartet] that I have heard in a long time. Daniel brought out the heart-breaking sadness of the Adagio, before launching into the dancing rondo finale, with all four players now clearly enjoying themselves. Daniel nailed the famously challenging semiquaver passage-work here, and even managed to point a few cheeky […]

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